Archive for July, 2007

Responsible Competitiveness: It’s like CSR for Nation States

The logic of CSR says that companies must exercise social responsibility in order to be sustainable over the long haul....

July 19, 2007

The logic of CSR says that companies must exercise social responsibility in order to be sustainable over the long haul…

But what about nation states? Is there a sustainability model for nations?

What does NSR – national social responsibility actually look like?

Is democracy a critical enabler of national sustainability?
What economic policies really affect sustainability?
Which policy instruments best enable long-term prosperity?
Is national sustainability even a meaningful concept in when the competitive threats to national competitivess?

The search is on for the answers to these questions.

Some of the answers to these questions are starting to emerge in AccountAbility’s celebrity-filled report: The State of Responsible Competitiveness.

The report essentially argues that strong social capital, global policy adoption (around rights and resource-responsibities) and conditioning a responsible business climate will enable sustainable economic growth….

At National level, the report advocate that politicians should begin to develop explicit Responsible Competitiveness strategies.

It’ll be interesting to see how well this emergent meme sticks in the intrays of the great and the good…

Alternate Realities

Have followed the emergence of alternate reality games (ARG) since Dug first created one for James B...